Lois A. Christiano, 88, of Tomah passed Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at the Serenity House.
She was born June 25, 1929, to Elba and Mayme (Matzke) Marten in Wilton and graduated from Tomah High School in 1946. Lois was united in marriage to Robert Christiano Dec. 11, 1947, at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Ridgeville. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1973. On Sept. 16, 2000, Lois was united in marriage to Ardonis “Doc” Stout at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Tomah. He preceded her in death April 14, 2011.
After working as a certified nursing assistant at the Tomah VA Medical Center for 30 years, Lois retired in 1994. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and especially, playing cards. Lois belonged to a local poker card club and loved spending afternoons with family and friends gathered around the card table playing a variety of games. Lois was a faithful and devout member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church for many years. She will always be remembered by family as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Diane (Dale) McNamer of Winona, Minn., Robert (Karen) Christiano of Houston, Minn., Kathleen (Jack) Zingler of Andover, Minn., and Susan (Kent) Bell of Cambridge, Wis.; stepchildren, Nancy (David) Puttbrese of Black River Falls, Peggy (Richard) Halverson of Black River Falls and Gary (Karen) Stout of St. Cloud, Fla.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; three special friends, Maureen, Lonna and Tootie; nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 525 Superior Ave., Tomah. The Pastors of St. Paul will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.
The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be given to St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church or Serenity House.